The Wiley Fosters formed in 2010. They are named in tribute to their great friend Mr Tater The Music Maker (née Foster Wiley) of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The Wiley Fosters began as the house band at Zog’s Pool Hall in Chapel Hill, building up their set and their sound. Since 2014, they have been in residency at Mystery Brewing Company Public House in Hillsborough, NC.
The Wiley Fosters try and live up to the example that the real Foster Wiley set by always having new members, new instrumentation, and new songs. As Mr. Tater famously said in his “Music Maker” documentary, “I make people happy… and I never play the same song twice neither.”